BENGALURU: Prime Minister Narendra. Modi today targeted Attacks the opposition at a formal function in Karnataka. During his state tour ahead of the assembly elections. Inaugurating India’s largest helicopter manufacturing facility in Tumakuru. A city about 70 km from the state capital Bengaluru – Prime Minister. Modi cited opposition allegations that the Rafale fighter jet deal was benefiting. Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defense Ltd and undermining state-run aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics. Ltd. or HAL.
.”Wrong information was spread about HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited).
PM Modi said without naming the Congress, which has been strident in its attacks.
“It has wasted many working hours of Parliament. HAL’s helicopter factory and its growing strength will expose. Those who have made false allegations. HAL is increasing self-reliance in defence,” he said. “This factory is an answer to the allegations of the opposition. The truth is revealing itself today,” he added.
The Congress had built its 2019 general election. Campaign Attacks around alleged irregularities in a ₹59,000. Crore deal to get Rafale plane from a French firm. The party alleged that the Rafale deal benefited Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defense Ltd. And questioned why state-run aerospace major HAL.
Was not involved as a finalist during the UPA regime.
Congress’s Rahul Gandhi alleged that Prime Minister Modi’s government was destroying HAL. And taking away jobs from the people of Karnataka by taking away contracts from HAL.
In the elections that followed. . Attacks on the Prime Minister through the “Chowkidar. Chor Hai (Chowkidar is a thief)” campaign.
The greenfield helicopter factory inaugurated today will manufacture. the next two decades, the Tumakuru.
Factory is expected to produce more than 1,000 helicopters.
Over 6,000 people through direct or indirect Attacks employment. It could generate a business of ₹ 4 lakh crore.
The Supreme Court gave a clean chit to the government on the Rafale deal. In November 2020, following a petition by Congress. The apex court confirmed an earlier order, saying there was no need to start an inquiry into the matter.The BJP has demanded that Rahul. Gandhi apologize to the people for his allegations against PM Modi over the deal.